Metro wipes floor with DC Scum, 3:0
August 30, 2015
Every game against DC is special. Some are just more special than others, and tonight was one of those. Metro played a magnificent 90 minutes, toying with the Scum. The final score was 3:0, but that doesn't explain the disparity between the two teams. Metro dominated in every area of the field, playing one of the best complete matches in its history. DC? They just sucked.
Despite the night-and-day results when compared to the midweek match, there were only two changes made. Kemar Lawrence returned to left back for Anthony Wallace, and the end of Damien Perrinelle's suspension meant that Ronald Zubar sat.
Metro started out of the gate quickly, and had two force Bill Hamid two make two big saves early. He was not so successful in the 33rd, when Kemar Lawrence found Bradley Wright-Phillips at the top of the penalty area. The record-setting goalscorer played provider, seeing a free Lloyd Sam to his right. The Englishman-to-Englishman connection saw Sam score his third against Scum in as many games this year.
Nine minutes later, it was time for BWP to score. Mike Grella, who spent most of the first half attempting to take on the entire DC defense, received a pass from Felipe. Operating on the right side of the box, he centered it to BWP, whose blistering one-timer burned a hole in the upper right corner of the net.
The third goal came in the 64th, when Wright-Phillips received the ball from Sacha Kljestan, even with the last Scum defender. Some expected the offside whistle that correctly didn't come, and BWP took it into the box and slotted past the useless Hamid. The two goals gave Wright-Phillips 46 in all competitions, jumping over Clint Mathis for third-best in team history.
Metro had many chances to score, but on this night, three was enough. DC? We can't remember a single dangerous opportunity they created. The central midfield of Dax McCarty and Felipe, as well as the defensive pairing of Perrinelle and the fantastic Matt Miazga, made sure the Scum stayed at bay.
Yes, this one was special.
Lineup: Robles, Lawrence, Perrinelle, Miazga, Lade, McCarty, Martins, Kljestan, Grella, Sam, Wright-Phillips. Subs: Veron, Davis, Zizzo.